Baby Joe Eupatorium Plants in Separate 4 inch containers- Daylily Nursery…one plant per pot, you choose amount! Butterflies love it!


Baby Joe Eupatorium (Eupatorium purpureum ‘Baby Joe’) is a charming perennial plant that adds beauty and color to any garden or landscape. It is a compact cultivar of the native Joe-Pye weed, featuring vibrant purple-pink flower clusters that attract butterflies and other pollinators. With its manageable size and stunning floral display, Baby Joe Eupatorium is an excellent choice for small gardens, borders, or container plantings.

Planting Zone Information: Baby Joe Eupatorium is generally recommended for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. It can thrive in a variety of climates, from cool temperate regions to hot and humid areas. Before planting, it is essential to check the specific hardiness zone of your location to ensure optimal growth conditions for this plant.

Growing Guide Instructions for Baby Joe Eupatorium from a 4″ pot into the ground

  1. Timing: Baby Joe Eupatorium can be planted in spring or early fall, when the soil is workable and temperatures are moderate. Avoid planting during extreme heat or cold.
  2. Site Selection: Choose a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Baby Joe Eupatorium also prefers well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.
  3. Soil Preparation: Prepare the planting area by removing weeds and loosening the soil to a depth of 12 to 18 inches. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve soil fertility and drainage.
  4. Digging the Hole: Dig a hole slightly larger and deeper than the root ball of the 4″ pot. Make sure the hole is wide enough to accommodate the plant’s roots without crowding.
  5. Planting: Gently remove the Baby Joe Eupatorium plant from its pot, being careful not to damage the roots. Place the plant in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the surrounding soil surface.
  6. Backfilling: Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets. Avoid compacting the soil excessively, as it can hinder root growth.
  7. Watering: After planting, thoroughly water the newly planted Baby Joe Eupatorium to settle the soil and provide moisture to the roots. Water regularly during the first growing season, especially during dry periods, to help establish the plant.
  8. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or straw, around the base of the plant. Mulching helps retain soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature.
  9. Maintenance: Baby Joe Eupatorium is relatively low-maintenance. Water the plant during dry spells, but be cautious not to overwater, as it prefers slightly moist, well-drained soil. Deadhead faded flowers to promote continuous blooming. In late winter or early spring, cut back the plant to about 6 inches above ground level to encourage new growth and maintain its compact form.

By following these planting and care instructions, you can enjoy the beauty of Baby Joe Eupatorium as it thrives and adds a delightful touch to your garden landscape.



Mid-sized Joe Pye Weed
Perfect for smaller gardens. Eupatorium Baby Joe displays dark red-purple stems topped with large domed mauve flowers in late summer and fall. Butterflies will be happy visitors. Road salt tolerant.


  • Plant Type: Perennials
  • Species: dubium
  • Height: Medium 2-3′
  • Spacing: Plant 2′ apart
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
  • Sun / Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Soil Type: Normal,
  • Water Needs: High
  • Loved by bees, butterflies, birds, all the good stuff!

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office so that we can help make it right! Plants require proper care and nourishment to adapt to their new surroundings. Unfortunately, if your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings.
Exercise caution and use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water during the hotter, dryer periods of the summer. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas, as our plant material ships from cozy greenhouses and will struggle adapting to very cold or frozen soil, or abrupt changes in temperature. This can easily cause damage, stunting, or failure to thrive. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office.
If issues with your plants arise within the first 30 days of receipt, please email or call our office. Our knowledgeable staff will review your concerns and provide guidance and troubleshooting, or a one-time replacement if necessary. The customer assumes responsibility for the cost of shipping the replacement. Happy Planting!


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